Dear Church Family,
Jesus said, “I am telling you the truth: whoever hears my words and believes in Him who sent me has eternal life. He will not be judged, but has already passed from death to life.” John 5:24
We were deeply saddened when Pastor David Matt died on February 10, the day after he had surgery on his back. He was part of Crane Chapel all his life and, even though he’s lived in Indiana for many years, he stayed in touch, prayed for us, and cared about us. We will miss him. We have lost a dear friend and encourager. Yet we can only imagine the reunion he’s having with his dad, Pastor Joe, in heaven.
Many people in our church are involved in reading the New Testament in 90 days, and we’re over halfway finished. We know God is pleased and will use our time in His Word to teach us and guide us into what He wants to do next in our lives. So we are anticipating good things as we continue. Whether you’re following this plan or reading from the Bible on your own, thank you for making it a priority to listen to God and obey Him.
Thanks for supporting the teen fundraiser in February. You provided over $900 for camp scholarships for the young people who served us. We appreciate Pam Severson and other volunteers for the delicious spaghetti dinner and fun skits. Please mark your calendars for the next teen fundraiser – at Pizza Ranch on March 15.
As we transition from winter to spring, it’s a time to look forward to the new life that will soon emerge from ground that has been frozen for months. May the Lord bring fresh stirrings in our spirits as we keep our focus on Him and make ourselves available for Him to work in us and through us.